Lao morning news for March 28

Lao morning news for March 28
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Lao PDR morning newsJapan Funds Health Centres, Water Supply System Construction Projects
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth over USD 414,000 for three health center projects and four water supply system projects through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

More than a thousand projects implemented unlawfully, top inspector says
As many as 1,225 state investment projects have been implemented unlawfully over the past years, the Government Inspection Authority (GIA) reported this week.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities to bolster heritage preservation efforts
Authorities will intensify their efforts to improve the preservation of the nation’s traditional culture including the launch of inspections and official registration of heritage restoration.
— Vientiane Times

Fighting pollution in Laos
In Laos, the convenience of plastic is taking its toll on the environment.
— Deutsche Welle

China, Laos vow to boost economic ties
China will encourage its enterprises to deeply participate in Laos’ economic development based on market principles, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday in Boao, Hainan Province.
— Xinhuanet

Feature: Chinese school in northern Laos contributes to cultural exchanges, local development
“Hello, headmaster!” Xu Shunhong, a stocky man from China’s Yunnan Province, was greeted wherever people met him in Muang Xay, a major business town in northern Laos.
— Xinhuanet

Culligan Cares Partners With World Concern To Fund Clean Water Programs In Laos
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 842,000 people, mostly children, die every year as a result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Laos, Vietnam to continue labour development cooperation
Lao and Vietnamese authorities have confirmed that they will continue to cooperate to develop labour skills in Laos and protect workers’ rights in the two countries.
— Vientiane Times

Viettel brings the eSIM technology to Laos, on its way to transform the global telecommunications landscape
Unitel — Viettel’s brand in Laos, has officially become the country’s first mobile network operator to launch eSIM technology.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Soft skills for youth training seminars to expand
The Vocational Development Department under the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) and DVV International plan to implement soft skills development workshops for Lao youth in six target provinces over 2019-2020, an increase of two over last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vietnamese Labour Minister on working visit to Laos
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonsay Siphandone on March 26 received a delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, led by Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, who are on a working visit to Laos from March 26 to 28.
— Nhan Dan Online

AJC Conducted Interpretation Training Program for the Sustainable Tourism Management in UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, Lao P.D.R.
The ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) conducted a “Follow-up Training Program on Interpretation” from February 27 to March 1, 2019 in Luang Prabang, Lao P.D.R, jointly with the Department of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Luang Prabang Province and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) *.
— Business Wire

Laos Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Growth, Analysis, Trends, and Industry Key Players – Lao Telecom, Thaicom, ETL, Unitel, Lao Asia Telecom, Star Telecom, Viettel | 2023
The telecom sector in Laos still has numerous issues to address.
— Market News Biz (blog)

Legal aid office launches in Khammuan province
A legal aid office opened in Khammuan province recently in order to ensure effective access to justice for vulnerable groups and marginalised sectors of society.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Advocacy group pushes for inclusion of Laos history in California’s curriculum
A Laotian American community organization wants to add a new chapter into California’s newly revamped history curriculum: Laotian history.
— NBC News

Lao Insurance Industry Governance, Risk and Compliance Report 2019 –
“Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Lao Insurance Industry”, report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country.
— Business Wire

Ang Nam Tien reveals languid lake lifestyle and elephant conservation
Xayaboury has long held the distinction as having the largest number of elephants in Laos which have commonly been used to carry heavy items to and from fields and forest, and the now the province is gaining wider interest for its many attractions.
— Vientiane Times

Discover Laos During This Month’s Holcombe Global Series
Enjoy a presentation by a visiting architecture student from Laos, Nout Keomany Phengmeuang.
— University of Arkansas

Luang Prabang, Laos: City of Gold with a French connection
It’s early morning in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Luang Prabang yet the sun bears down vehemently as if attempting to melt the gilt edges off its centuries-old temples.
— Traveller

Lao scholars complete master’s degrees in Japan
Some 20 Lao fellows have successfully completed their two-year master courses in Japanese universities under the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS), while 20 new fellows will be sent to study in Japan this year as the JDS 20th batch.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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